Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SECRET BLOG goes on!

Well I think I am ready to get back on the daily art horse.
Thanks to you all!!!!!! Yout have stuck with me through it all.
It has been a long year and I am still in the grieving process but I feel like I need to get back to it!
So all of you that are in my secret blogs are still in for as long as I do them! If you paid for the blogs and have lost your way and cannot remember how to get there message me here and I will set you up again. You need to give me the email you use and then bookmark the blog.

For those that never joined now is the time to jump on board! I believe I am going to make these blogs go for another year at least and once you join you are in forever.

I will be posting pictures of Altered books from the past 10 years over the next few days then we get back to doodling  every day..... new stencil pages and gelli plate cards.........
Later I am going to show you all the dollhouse we will be working on and more.
Stay tuned in...........

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Learn to make a journal this Sunday at SAS

Sunday Sept 21 2014 at noon.....Join me for Fall journal making Only $5.......Bring scissors and a big needle  Buy at least one piece of paper ....we will show you what kind......I will bring thread and other stuff. We will make a couple of styles!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Going through some of the piles of Altered books and journals, I am putting pages up on the secret blog. I hope those of you that have access to the SECRET BLOG can go take a peek. If you have lost your way to the secret blog  email me oor message me on Facebook

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Chris Cozen is heading back to Spokane Art Supply this October. Chris is such an awesome teacher I do not want anyone to miss it if you are in the Spokane Area!

to sign up  chris cozen   or call today 509-327-6622

check out Chris' BLOG at

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A few of the techniques we will investigate on my visit to Art & Soul August 16th!

Call the store TODAY if you want to get in on it....just a few spots left in each class!
Mini Collage cards

Building Textures class

Zendoodle your stamps

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Packing for the Paper Parachute Retreat.....When I drive to a store I know I bring too much. This trip is no exception 3 suitcases of art supplies/ journals, plus a purse size bag for clothes and a basket of pens.
So many things to talk about and show!

You can still join in

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This Sunday at SAS

12 NOON Sunday July 20th Bring your Journals , Altered Books pencils,colored and regular and a white gel pen. Let us know you are coming either by message here or on 
Facebook or call 509-327-6622

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coming up SOON The Paper Parachute Art Retreat

Join me at the end of July for the FABULOUS Paper Parachute Art Retreat weekend. I will be teaching 3 classes on Saturday the  26th in Beaverton OR.
You know me ..........tons of great info on all kinds of products and techniques. 3 FUN classes Check it out

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Getting ready for June 22nd

Noon Sunday June 22, 2014
Get ready for our Visual Journal meeting.....we will be working on distressing collage bring a few fabulous collage photos from magazines....go big. Also bring your journals scissor and a big glue stick or your favorite sticky medium. I will bring the rest! email or facebook me to let me know you are coming or
with questions.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Starting with some new backgrounds

I spray painted these pages with stencils and then used some thinned down acrylic to alter the color.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Struggling with the camera

 I am constantly  dealing with camera issue but this has me stumped.....I have been using this IPhone for more than a year and all of a sudden I cannot get a decent picture. I have checked the settings .....any suggestions out there?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

working on some fun samples

For My classes at Art & Soul


Saturday, August 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ZENDOODLE YOUR STAMPS AND MORE – MaryJo McGraw $35
How to take your stamps and turn them into fabulous Black & White cards and journal pages FAST

Saturday, August 16, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., CREATIVE MINI COLLAGE CARDS - MaryJo McGraw $35
Do you love Inchies? Then you will love these mini collages that you make in no time from scraps and then turn into cards and more! Super Fast Stencil Fun! 

Saturday, August 16, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., BUILDING TEXTURE - MaryJo McGraw $35

Build up incredible texture with multiple layered stencils using sprays, pan pastels and more!
To sign up
Call 360.357.6820 or e-mail at

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today I forced myself

To do some updated pages in one of my landscape journals....the last few weeks have been Dad passed, two friends passed as well and I changed jobs. It has been hard to want to do any art work at all but you have to get back on the horse sometime so today I got out the Montana spray paint and started spraying. I picked three colors black orange and pale mask I made and went through this journal. 
If you are up to it this Sunday at noon Our Visual Journal group will be meeting for the first time (on a Sunday) all over again.    Let me know IF you are coming PLEASE!!!!!!!
Bring a journal or two, scissors and any spray stuff you have including Dylusion Sprays or Spray paint and join us!